Ever get to work early in the morning and have a hundred e-mails to go through, problems to resolve, tons of meetings? Sometimes coffee just isn’t enough. When you’re on your second or third cup and it’s not even noon, you start to panic because your energy level is low and you don’t know how you’re going to get through the rest of the day.
Yummy Natural Energy Boosters
Lucky for you, there’s plenty of natural energy boosters that can help you get through the day:
Kiwi: Kiwi has vitamin C, potassium, and 2.5 grams of fiber. It makes you feel full and prevents you from feeling sluggish when your energy levels are low.
Cucumbers, tomatoes & peppers: Sometimes you can feel tired from not drinking enough water. Fruits and vegetables with lots of water, like cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers can hydrate you and keep you energized.
Coconut: Lucky for you can find it in various forms, dry, juice, or raw. This is a healthy snack that is full of healthy fats and oils good for your skin and brain.
Exercise, Meditation, and People
Taking a quick walk can get give you an instant energy boost. Even if it’s a quick ten minute walk during lunch around the building or to get some lunch. Walking could get your heart pumping and your energy levels up. Studies have found that taking quick breaks during your workday, not only gives you the quick energy that you need, but also make employees perform more efficiently and even faster than those that sit and don’t move for most of the day. You burn calories and it’s good for circulation.
Meditating can be done almost anywhere, including the workplace. Closing your eyes for a couple of minutes and taking deep breaths can calm you down when you’re having a stressful day and you can re-energize. Visualize a “happy place” like the beach, or somewhere you think is beautiful.
Sometimes people can create stress by the choice of their words and that can make you feel sad or bring your mood down. Happiness is associated with your energy and when you feel happy, you feel great. For a long-term energy boost, avoid negative people. Your health comes first and keeping a positive outlook in life is the best type of natural energy boost you can have.